Communication to a relationship is like oxygen to life. Without it…it dies.
We know that communication is the key to any relationship and communication is a skill, you too can learn it. If we talk about marriage relationship a very commonly faced problem is that couples are very busy in individual lives. Some are busy with children caring and some are busy in the job and in the end, there is a lack of communication. In some cases, couples have stopped communicating completely and this step towards the death of love and relationship. Due to lack of communication and misunderstanding, sometimes relationships are going to end.
3 questions to ask yourself before ending your marriage.
- Am I really prepared to go through with this?
- How would you feel if your next five years were just like the last five?
- Can my partner and I try to honor our marriage and the memories we share?
Few Great and collective quotes to increase your communication with Friends and Family:
“Communication is one of the most important skills you require for a successful life.”
Communication is the key of success in life and business. Without communication any kind of relationship will not be possible. Communication is playing a role of heart in any relationship, organization and society. If you can speak well, you can outshine and deliver your message with clarity.
2. Understanding can only come from listening.
“If you wish to communicate effectively and to influence others, you would need to understand them first. And understanding can only come from listening.” –Stephen Covey
Influence is power and has uncounted advantages. It allows you to get things done and achieve desired outcomes. The most basic definition of Influence is that its changing someone’s behavior.
There are five strategies to ensure that your messages are properly heard and clearly understood.
1. Listen :
Listening is half of a successful conversation, If two people trying to talk to each other at the same time, you will know the importance of listening. Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is also a great one to read for tips on improving your listening skills.
You should know what to communicate is the key to brevity. Maintaining a listeners’ focus, communication should be in a clear and concise manner.
Record yourself at next meeting or during a phone conversation. Record audio and Immediately play back the audio so you know if you’re coming across the way you want to.
Determine your listeners’ ability to understand your message and keep track of what’s being said. If you want your message to make an impact, you should slow your tempo. First you need to choose your words carefully. Pausing in between thoughts and during transitional points in your conversation and allow listeners to fully connect with you and what you have to say.
You Body language need to consistent with the delivering message. This is important to establish a credibility and connectivity with listeners.
In order to emphasize key points that you want listeners to remember, use appropriate gestures consistent with your words.
Focus on your message key points, its will ensures that your listeners clearly hear you and understand what needs to be acted upon.
3. Treat everyone with respect
“You see, I believe that conversation that is real is more important than no conversation – that it is important to treat everyone with respect – without conveying prejudice, or judgment.” –Byron Pulsifer
4. Communicate well with your team
“Communicate in a respectful manner – Don’t just tell your team members what you want, but explain to them why.” –Jeffrey Morales”
Active and effective communication in the workplace is important in a leadership role. When you communicate well with your team, it helps reduce misunderstandings and can boost a healthy and peaceful work environment. Efficient communication with your team will also let you get work done quickly and professionally. Respectful communication with coworkers is playing an important role in effective workplace.
1. Avoid judgmental words and loaded terms in a team
You gave a total lack of effort .
your childish behavior.
your are uncooperative.
your poor me attitude.
you are thoughtless as usual.
what you say is a total crock.
2. Avoid “you” messages of blame and accusation.
You’re never on time.
You leave me all the work.
You never ask what I want.
3. Avoid old history
Discussing negative things from the past can be hurtful so avoid discussing old history negative things.
4. Avoid negative comparisons
Negative comparisons not resolve anything. Their objective is to punish and attack, to “showup” the person and make him/her feel less of a person while respectful communication never makes your partner feel bad, It is designed to help, not hurt. So avoid negative comparisons.
5. Focus on fundamental principles
“To be a successful communicator, you need to focus on fundamental principles rather than small superficial things.” –Bill Calhoun”
6. Make your point without a lot of fillers
“To have good communications skills means you are able to make your point without a lot of fillers and stumbling”– Gregory Davidson
7. Use assertive communication
“Use assertive communication. Assertive communication is about being nonreactive and still respectful.”– Ryan Cooper
8. Ensure your communications are relevant.
“Use different messaging for different groups to ensure your communications are relevant. ” –Andrea Plos, Sources of Wealth
9. Communicate your idea quickly
“Bill Calhoun” Make sure to communicate your idea quickly and keep it straight to the point.” – Paul Bailey, Your Little Steps to Self Confidence for Life
“A lot of problems in the world would be solved if we talked to each other instead of about each other. “Nickey Gumbel ”